GLOBAL • ECOSYSTEM ENABLER • TECHNOLOGY
MAY 9, 2017
The Filipino startup, founded by Mario Jordan “Magellan” Fetalino III, was awarded the Seedstars trophy on stage by Pierre-Alain Masson, Co-founder at Seedstars Group and crowned the “Seedstars World Global Winner 2017” for their innovative solution that turns SMEs invoices into cash through discounting of their receivables, providing them with necessary working capital they are not getting from the banks. Magellan talked to us about winning the prize and what it means to his company: will receive up to USD 500’000 in equity investment.
Asafeer Education Technologies from UAE was awarded the TRECC Transforming Education Prize, a grant of USD 50’000, presented by TRECC. Asafeer Education Technologies is a smarter, more efficient way to learn & to read for school children. The Asafeer platform adopts the latest research and studies in the field of teaching Arabic language to combine creative content for distinguished children and useful resources to help teachers get their students to succed. The platform offers a diverse content and multiple levels of books accompanied by adequate quantity of activities.
Asafeer is now working with several schools in the Arab world, to build a habit of reading among students, and to measure their progress.
UnDosTres from Mexico was awarded the Fintech Prize, presented by PayU, with full access to the Seedstars Growth program and five tickets to a Silicon Valley fintech tour. They are the leading Mexican website for recharge air time, TAG and buy tickets online. It’s a mobile wallet, offering mobile top-ups and rewards that allows to create a digital wallet that is adopted universally, quickly.
Know your air, become the change, is a startup acting against the global problem of pollution, by monitoring the quality of air continuously at anytime and anywhere. Air is our planet’s most valuable resource, but it is nowadays being threatened by the high levels of contamination which cause, besides global warming, 1 in 10 deaths globally each year: qAIRa team works towards achieving the democratization of air quality to tackle this silent problem.
PiQuant’s spectroscopy technology is designed to save people from eating and drinking toxic chemicals.
Their product is designed to address growing concern around food safety by developing an easy to use inexpensive hand held device that can detect toxic chemicals.
Mind Rockets develops assistive technologies for the deaf and hard of hearing community around the world, using avatars to deliver instant translations from text and speech to sign language.
They improve communications and make interactions easier with the Deaf community and Enable the integration and independence of the Deaf into society and allow them access to public/private sectors’ services.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • INVESTMENT
What did the Seedstars Summit CEE 2019 in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan bring to the community this year?
Dec. 03, 2019
LATIN AMERICA • INVESTMENT
3 days, 350 attendees, 34 investors, 20 startups from 12countries; 200 1:1 meetings between investors and entrepreneurs; plus thousands of interactions and new connections!
Dec. 17, 2018
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • INVESTMENT
3 days, 351 attendees, 45 investors, 119 startup founders, 21 countries represented, 303 one-on-one meetings, thousands of ground-breaking ideas — the Seedstars MENA Summit numbers are impressive, but it goes beyond the numbers.
Dec. 10, 2018
ASIA • ECOSYSTEM ENABLER
The 2018 Seedstars tour across more than ten countries in the region has come to an end.
Nov. 07, 2018
AFRICA • TECHNOLOGY
With the population of 1.2 B people, Africa is the second fastest-developing market in the world. The region growth rate is expected to increase from 3.6 percent in 2017 to 4.1 percent in 2018 and 2019.
Oct. 16, 2018